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NIGERIA:’Conflicting Data, Bane of Efficient Health System’

November 2013 ThisDay; The multiplicity of conflicting data on health by various agencies is a major impediment to an effective and efficient health care delivery system in the country. Director, Disease Control and Immunisation, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Emmanuel Abanida said resolving the conflict in the …

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NIGERIA:Private Doctors Seek Review of Health Sector Funding

November 2013  Vanguard; Private medical doctors under the auspices of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, Lagos Apapa Zone, have called for the review and appropriate funding of the country’s health sector with a view to enhancing efficiency as well as guarantee patients access to …

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NIGERIA: Private Sector Perspectives in Family Planning

November 2013 ShopsProject; The time is now to build and sustain momentum for family planning to become institutionalized in the public and private health sectors in Nigeria. Every household must be positioned to make an informed choice on number of children they will have. All stakeholders must be positioned to …

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Why Political Commitment to Immunisation Matters

October 2013 GaviAlliance; Lord Boateng of the UK Parliament helped kick-off the Mid-Term Review meeting by hosting a panel discussion exploring the importance of parliamentary commitment to immunisation- among MPs in donor and implementing countries Cross-party commitment Lord Boateng, MP, United Kingdom Parliament: “GAVI crosses all political boundaries. We come …

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KENYA:UK envoy lauds public, private health initiatives

October 2013  CapitalFM;  British envoy to Kenya Christian Turner on Tuesday lauded the collaborative efforts between the private and public health organizations saying they have greatly boosted the improvement of the health sector in Kenya. Turner explained that preventable diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, pneumonia, measles and tuberculosis that cause …

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Country ownership and the turning point for HIV/AIDS

October 2013  TheLancetGlobalHealth; There is no substitute for either local knowledge or national leadership as the world moves towards the endgame in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Increased country engagement, or so-called country ownership, in HIV and health programming is central to achieve adequate scale in service delivery, improve the acceptability of …

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